AMBASSADOR ANIMALS

These animals are NOT on exhibit! While you can get a glance of them during the warmer weather months through a few windows on the outside of the Sinnott Education Center, you will need to book a Birthday Party, ZooMobile, OR Ambassador Animal Encounter for a chance to see them up close.

Four-Toed Hedgehog (Least Concern) – Central and Eastern Africa
Indian Runner Duck (Least Concern) – East Indies
Eastern Screech Owl (Least Concern) – Eastern United States
Everglades Rat Snake – North America
African Millipede – Eastern Africa
Curly Haired Tarantula – Nicaragua and Costa Rica
North American Porcupine (Least Concern) – Northern and Western North America
Virginia Opossum (Least Concern) – Primarily Eastern and Southern United States, but can also be found west to Texas and in parts of Central America
Three Banded Armadillo (Vulnerable) – Eastern Bolivia, southwestern Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina
Flemish Giant Rabbit – Domesticated; Developed in Belgium
Chinchilla (Endangered) – Western slope of the Andes Mountains in Chile
Degu (Least Concern) – Lower Elevations of the Andes Mountains and grasslands in Central Chile
Ferret – Domesticated from the European polecat
African Crested Porcupine (Least Concern) – North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa
Hyacinth Macaw (Endangered) – Amazon Basin; South America
Salmon Crested Cockatoo (Vulnerable) – Moluccan Islands, between Australia and Indonesia
Red-Tailed Hawk (Least Concern) – Every Continent except Antarctica
Barred Owl (Least Concern) – Eastern North America
Merlin (Least Concern) – North Northern Hemisphere
Sumatran Chicken – Domesticated; Originated from Sumatra
Black Crowned Night Heron (Least Concern) – Every Continent except Australia and Antarctica
Indian Star Tortoise (Vulnerable) – Scrub forests of India and Sri Lanka
Leopard Tortoise – Savannahs of Eastern and Southern Africa;  Sudan
Eastern Box Turtle (Vulnerable) – Eastern and Central United States
Spotted Turtle (Endangered) – Eastern United States and the Great Lakes Region
Wood Turtle (Endangered) – Northeastern United States
Three-Toed Box Turtle (Vulnerable) – Eastern and Central United States
Common Snapping Turtle (Least Concern) – Everywhere East of the Rocky Mountains in the United States
Chilean Rose Haired Tarantula – Nothern Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina
Western Hognose Snake – Southern Canada, Central US, and Northern Mexico
Kenyan Sand Boa – Kenya and East Africa
Corn Snake (Least Concern) – Eastern United States
Brazilian Rainbow Boa — Amazon Basin
Gray-Banded Kingsnake (Least Concern) – Chihuahuan Desert
Jamaican Boas (Vulnerable) – Jamaica
Burmese Python (Vulnerable) – Sub-Tropical areas of Southern and Southeast Asia;  Myanmar
Ball Python (Least Concern) – North Western Africa
Bearded Dragon – Central Australia
Prehensile Tailed Skink – Solomon Islands
Leopard Gecko – Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and India
Blue Tongued Skink – New Guinea
European Glass Lizard – Northern Eurasia
Egyptian Spiny Tailed Lizard (Vulnerable) – Deserts of North and Northeast Africa, Middle East
African Bullfrog (Least Concern) – South Western Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe
Mission Golden-Eyed Tree Frogs (Least Concern) – Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela
American Alligator (Least Concern) – Southeastern United States
Brazilian Flying Cockroaches – Brazilian Rainforest
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches – Madagascar